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Work better, together.

Basecamp is more than just a project management tool — it’s a better way to work. Teams that switch to Basecamp are more productive and better organized. They communicate better and require fewer meetings. And they’re far more efficient than before. Here’s how Basecamp makes it happen.

Get organized and stay that way with Basecamp projects.

Split your work into projects. Add whoever needs to be involved.

With Basecamp, you break up your work into separate projects. Each project contains everything related to the work at hand; all the people involved, every discussion, every document, file, task, important date, etc. Everything!

How it's better: unlike email where everything starts disorganized and you have to constantly manage the chaos, Basecamp projects keep everything organized by default. Things are always where you expect, and it's obvious where to put stuff.

Inside every project; all the tools teams need to get work done.

Message Boards keep entire conversations together on a single page. No more digging through email or trying to reassemble a story from fragmented replies.

Go FROM “No one copied me on that email!?” TO organized discussions everyone can see.

Create To-do Lists for all the work you need to do, assign tasks, and set due dates. Basecamp will follow up on overdue tasks for you.

Go FROM “I thought you were supposed to do that!” TO clear accountability and visibility into everyone’s responsibilities.

Every project in Basecamp includes a Schedule that displays any dated to-dos and events for that project. Everyone on the project can see it, so they’ll all know what’s coming up.

Go FROM “The meeting was when!?” TO a shared schedule everyone can see.

Basecamp’s real-time group chat (Campfires) lets you ask quick questions and get equally quick answers. All without reaching for a separate app.

Go FROM “I’m being notified to death!” TO working without constant distractions.

Every project includes a space to share documents, files, and images. Since everyone on the project has access, people will know exactly where to find everything.

Go FROM “I saw it, but have no idea where.” TO a predictable place for everything.

Stop wasting time on status meetings. Automatic Check-ins let you ask your team questions on a regular basis, with all the replies rolled up in one easy-to-digest thread.

Go FROM “Didn’t we already meet about this?” TO more time for productive work.

Every project includes the tools all teams need to work together; message boards, to-dos, schedules, docs, file storage, real-time group chat, and automatic check-in questions. You can rename them, turn off the ones you don’t need, or integrate with third-party tools like time trackers to tailor things to the project at hand.

How it's better: spreading work across a bunch of apps is inefficient at best; total chaos at worst. Things slip through the cracks, it’s hard to see the big picture, it’s expensive, onboarding your team is a pain, etc. Basecamp eliminates all of those issues by combining everything you need in one place. It’s “easy mode” for work.

Work-life balance just got real.

the 'Work can Wait' screen in Basecamp

When people post messages in the projects you’re on, assign you tasks, etc. notifications pop up in Basecamp’s Hey! menu (or email, if you like). Need to focus? Pause notifications with a click and stay in the zone. Want to keep work at work? Set your work hours to hold notifications until you’re back on the clock.

How it’s better: a constant barrage of notifications from a half dozen apps steals your attention and lets work intrude on personal time. By centralizing your notifications, Basecamp makes it easy to keep on top of things and minimize interruptions.

Keep everyone in the loop without all the meetings.

An essential part of every project is keeping people informed so that nothing falls through the cracks and everyone knows what to do. Basecamp makes it easy to see the big picture and the nitty gritty. Whether you’re a CEO, a project manager, or an individual contributor, Basecamp has you covered.

For owners and execs

Automatic check-in questions like “what are you working on this week?” and “what did you work on today?” give you a quick, easy way to see the broad strokes of what everyone is doing. Perfect for keeping your finger on the pulse without getting bogged down.

example checkin questions

For managers

Basecamp’s activity view gives you one place to see everything that’s going on. You can see all the tasks that are overdue, all the work that’s due soon, everything that’s on someone’s plate, upcoming milestones, and more.

overdue to-dos in Basecamp

For individuals

Basecamp’s “My stuff” menu lets you see everything that’s on your plate. Your assignments across every project, your schedules, things that you've bookmarked, etc. Want to catch up on a project? Scroll through the project's activity to catch up quick.

the 'My Stuff' screen in Basecamp

How it’s better: most teams spend too much time and money on status meetings and daily standups. Basecamp gives you the tools to keep everyone in the loop without meetings, freeing up time for productive work that moves projects forward.

Keep projects on track with Hill Charts — a Basecamp exclusive.

the uphill and downhill phases of a project

“4 out of 5 tasks completed” doesn’t tell you if things are on track. That last to-do could be a monster that derails your entire project. Enter Basecamp’s Hill Charts. They work alongside to-dos to show you exactly where projects really stand.

How it’s better: Gantt charts are guesses that don’t match reality. Counting open to-do’s won’t tell you if people are stuck. Hill Charts give you the missing context that lets you spot problems and course correct before blowing deadlines.

The only tool you need to run your entire business.

the company HQ and team projects

Basecamp isn’t just for managing projects — it’s great for running your business too. Use the dedicated Company HQ to make announcements, store employee docs, or socialize around the Campfire. Team spaces give people a way to collaborate on everything that falls outside of project work.

How it's better: By combining your company’s communication and project work in one place, Basecamp lets your entire team rally around a single app for day to day work. One tool to learn. One place to check for notifications. No more constant switching between group chat and your project management app.

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